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Implications of the Reykjavik Summit on Its Twentieth Anniversary: Conference Report

by Sidney D. Drell & George P. Shultz

Drawn from presentations at the Hoover Institution's conference on the twentieth anniversary of the Reykjavik summit, this collection of essays examines the legacy of that historic meeting between President...


Communicating with the World of Islam

by A. Ross Johnson & George P. Shultz

Drawing from lessons learned during the cold war broadcasting experience, Communicating with the World of Islam suggests the best ways to organize U.S. efforts to communicate with the Islamic world. It examines...


Ever Wonder Why?: And Other Controversial Essays

by Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell takes aim at a range of legal, social, racial, educational, and economic issues in this latest collection of his controversial, never boring, always thought-provoking essays. From "gun control...


Terrorism, the Laws of War, and the Constitution: Debating the Enemy Combatant Cases

by Peter Berkowitz

Terrorism, the Laws of War, and the Constitution examines three enemy combatant cases that represent the leading edge of U.S. efforts to devise legal rules, consistent with American constitutional principles,...


Free Markets Under Siege: Cartels, Politics, and Social Welfare

by Richard A. Epstein

Drawing on his extensive knowledge of history, law, and economics, Richard Epstein examines how best to regulate the interface between market choice and government intervention—and find a middle way between...


A Country I Do Not Recognize: The Legal Assault on American Values

by Robert H. Bork

During the past forty years, activists have repeatedly used the court system to accomplish substantive policy results that could not otherwise be obtained through the ordinary political processes of government,...


Anti-Americanism in Europe: A Cultural Problem

by Russell A. Berman

In his analysis of Europe's ambivalence toward jihadist terror and the spread of aggressive Islamism, with particular emphasis on the European responses—or lack thereof—to this violent anti-modernism, Russell...


You Have to Admit It's Getting Better: From Economic Prosperity to Environmental Quality

by Terry L. Anderson

Contrary to popular belief, economic growth is not the antithesis of environmental quality; rather, the two go hand in hand if the incentives are right. The author shows how, by developing and protecting the...


Property Rights: A Practical Guide to Freedom and Prosperity

by Terry L. Anderson & Laura E. Huggins

Drawing on the thoughts of various philosophers, political thinkers, economists, and lawyers, Terry Anderson and Laura Huggins present a blueprint for the nonexpert-expert on how societies can encourage or discourage...


Reacting to the Spending Spree: Policy Changes We Can Afford

by Terry L. Anderson & Richard Sousa

A team of expert contributors analyze the near- and long-term implications of efforts by both the Obama and Bush administrations to fix the current financial crisis. They examine a range of issues affected by...


Controversial Essays

by Thomas Sowell

One of conservatism's most articulate voices dissects today's most important economic, racial, political, education, legal, and social issues, sharing his entertaining and thought-provoking insights on a wide...


California Electricity Crisis

by James L. Sweeney

After political leaders mismanaged the electricity crisis, California now faces an electricity blight while it struggles to recover from its self-imposed wounds. The California Electricity Crisis focuses on...


From Protest to Challenge, Vol. 1: A Documentary History of African Politics in South Africa, 1882-1964: Protest and Hope, 1882-1934

by Gwendolyn M. Carter & Thomas Karis

This remarkable collection of material is as relevant today as when it was first published; graphically demonstrating the native African's struggle for peace, freedom, and equality in his native land during...


The New Deal & Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry

by Gordon Lloyd & David Davenport

Providing an often-overlooked historical perspective, Gordon Lloyd and David Davenport show how the New Deal of the 1930s established the framework for today’s U.S. domestic policy and the ongoing debate between...


Motherland Lost: The Egyptian and Coptic Quest for Modernity

by Samuel Tadros

Samuel Tadros provides a clear understanding of Copts—the native Egyptian Christians—and their crisis of modernity in conjunction with the overall developments in Egypt as it faced its own struggles with modernity....


Taking on Iran: Strength, Diplomacy, and the Iranian Threat

by Abraham D. Sofaer

Abraham D. Sofaer argues that US policy toward Iran cannot safely be restricted to a strategy that considers only the two high-risk, costly, and potentially infeasible options of a preventive attack on Iran’s...


Issues on My Mind: Strategies for the Future

by George P. Shultz & Henry A. Kissinger

Former Nixon and Reagan cabinet member George Shultz offers his views on how to govern more effectively, get our economy back on track, take advantage of new opportunities in the energy field, combat the use...


"Trickle Down Theory" and "Tax Cuts for the Rich"

by Thomas Sowell

This essay unscrambles gross misconceptions that have made rational debates about tax policies virtually impossible for decades.


Constitutional Conservatism: Liberty, Self-Government, and Political Moderation

by Peter Berkowitz

Peter Berkowitz identifies the political principles social conservatives and libertarians share, or should share, and sketches the common ground on which they can and should join forces. Drawing on the writings...


Distributed Power in the United States: Prospects and Policies

by Jeremy Carl, Strobe Talbott & George P. Shultz

Scholars from the Brookings Institution's Energy Security Initiative and the Hoover Institution's Task Force on Energy Policy offer recommendations for ensuring the security and sustainability of our electricity...